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Useful Tropical Plants

Garcinia costata

Hemsl. ex King

Clusiaceae

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General Information

Garcinia costata is a tree growing 15 - 20 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 45cm in diameter[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use.
Little information is available on this species. It is known from two localities, one from Ulu Merala Forest Reserve, Kedah, and the other from Maxwell's Hill, Perak, where it is protected. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Philippines.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Edibility Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height17.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. Fruit a depressed globose berry, about 7 cm diameter, with many grooves, pale rose to crimson[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no specific information on this species, but the seed of most members of the genus can be slow to germinate, even if sown fresh, often taking 6 months or more[
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Title
Plants for a Future
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Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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